It's funny, but I never realized how often the backdrop to my paintings are often the last thing I figure out. I guess it's because I'm not primarily a landscape kind of guy. I mean, I have a rough idea, whether it's indoors or out, but many times I am trying to find the perfect background after I have the figures planned out. In this case I had the Tom of Finland collection to get an idea, and while many only have hints of a setting, I was surprised to notice many were wooded or rural. I think here, it really helps in creating a sort of 'days gone by' feeling.